I've let Ram-Jet-Rocket-Dog get away with too much and today she was hopelessly out of control. Got it. We're both doing hard time now. I know how I've let the genie out of the bottle and we'll be better from now on. But... there is a problem I'm not sure how to solve.
Rocket dog has, in the past, worn a bark collar because she was just working herself into a complete lather on the truck and was JFN when her turn came. Fine. She's much better about that now. I even took the bark collar off of her. BECAUSE, she's found out how to defeat the collar with a high pitched squeak. And I have high frequency hearing loss and can't tell she's doing it when I'm not near (within 10 feet of) the truck. But that matters little... she knows to NOT do it when I'm near the truck. So here I am for 2 hours working a winger, meanwhile, she's squeaking away at every dog that walked by the truck. Plus (likely) every time a duck call sounded or a gun went off.
So I have to address the squeaking, somehow. Here are my ideas...
(1) Let her wear the bark collar any way since it will make her think a little about her noise level
(2) Run first, before she gets completely spastic.
(3) Have the regular e-collar on her and leave my transmitter on the tailgate and ask everyone in my training group to give her a QUIET! and a button if she's squeaking at them or their dog.
Anyone got any other suggestions?